TransUnion (TRU) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.69
Media stories about TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) have been trending very positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransUnion earned a daily sentiment score of 0.69 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- TransUnion (TRU) Receives “Overweight” Rating from Barclays PLC (americanbankingnews.com)
- TransUnion (TRU) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fed rate hike this week to hit millions of borrowers – CNBC (cnbc.com)
- For South Africans, economic pain hit long before recession (finance.yahoo.com)
- Fcra – Transunion credit score settlement – Visa credit cards for fair credit (thepeoplescube.com)
TransUnion (NYSE TRU) traded down 0.09% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $43.80. 1,607,092 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.97 and a beta of 0.59. TransUnion has a 1-year low of $28.92 and a 1-year high of $44.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $42.11 and its 200-day moving average price is $36.61.
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.06. TransUnion had a return on equity of 19.14% and a net margin of 9.71%. The company had revenue of $445 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $444.53 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.32 EPS. TransUnion’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that TransUnion will post $1.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have commented on TRU shares. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective (up from $45.00) on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Atlantic Securities assumed coverage on shares of TransUnion in a research note on Thursday, March 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $42.00 target price for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.00.
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In other news, EVP John W. Blenke sold 10,000 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.82, for a total value of $418,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 114,717 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,797,464.94. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder International Corp/Ma Advent sold 992,500 shares of TransUnion stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.57, for a total value of $36,295,725.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 12,346,649 shares of company stock valued at $480,778,767 over the last 90 days. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
TransUnion Company Profile
TransUnion is a risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers. The Company provides consumer reports, risk scores, analytical services and decision capabilities to businesses. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Information Services (USIS), International and Consumer Interactive.
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